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Handbook of Laser Welding Technologies by S Katayama

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9

Laser welding and brazing of dissimilar materials

F. Möller and C. Thomy,     BIAS – Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH, Germany

Abstract:

Mixed-material joints between, for example, aluminium and steel or aluminium and CFRP are increasingly used in modern automotive, airplane or ship lightweight structures. The chapter addresses the present state-of-the-art and future perspectives for laser-based joining of such material combinations, focusing on both joining processes and joint properties.

Key words

dissimilar materials

aluminium-steel joints

hybrid welding

9.1 Introduction

Today’s products cannot be thought of without joints between different materials, either between different metals or even between metals and plastics ...

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